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Eddy Eccles

Eddy Eccles is a special counsel focusing on complex and high value disputes, which are often multi-jurisdictional in nature. In recent years, he has secured victories for his clients in the English Commercial Court with a combined value of almost US$4 billion. Eddy also has extensive experience in international arbitration disputes (including emergency and expedited arbitration procedures), as well as regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. A significant proportion of his cases involve allegations of international fraud, with particular experience in asset recovery measures, including freezing orders, asset tracing and related matters.

Eddy advises clients in a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on the disputes arising out of the CIS and MENA regions. He is recognized by Legal 500 as a 'Rising Star' in the field of English Commercial Litigation, and features in The Lawyer's 2021 'Festival of Talent' (also for Litigation).

On Friday 14 August, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the FX dispute CFH Clearing Limited v Merrill Lynch International [2020] EWCA Civ 1064.  This appellate success was a comprehensive victory for the clear wording of standard ISDA documentation over creative legal arguments.

Despite, or even because of, the one-sided result, the judgment contains important lessons for market participants on the approach the English Courts will take to future interpretation issues in ISDA disputes.  
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